Gloucester Docks - An Historical Guide

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By Hugh Conway-Jones. Paperback. 48 pages. Profusely illustrated in black & white and colour throughout. Published by Black Dwarf,

This is a timely new guide book from the acknowledged authority on Gloucester Docks, with the further redevelopment of the quays to the south of this well loved inland port. Produced to a similar size and format to our best selling guide to the Anderton Boat Lift, each page deals with a different dimension of the history of the docks, looking at individual warehouses, dock traffic, the railway connections, bargemen and boatmen, and many other facets. The narrative is enlivened with tales of incidents which have occurred throughout the docksÂ’ history, some major and some incidental but amusing. The book is illustrated with a lively selection of pictures, period adverts and maps, many of which have not been published before, and is printed in full colour throughout. It will prove invaluable for visitors to the docks but also provides a useful historical introduction to them for students of canal and waterway history everywhere.